• Language: Chantyal
  • Alternate names: Chentel, Chantel, Chhantel
  • Language code: chx
  • Language family: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Western Tibeto-Burman, Bodish, West Bodish, Gurung-Tamang, Gurungic (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: ~2,000 (Myagdi Chantyal)
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Devanagari script, recently developed.

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    Some believe Chantyal will be replaced soon. Outsiders often regard it as Magar, but they claim a Thakuri origin (de Sales 1993). Much lexical borrowing from Nepali. Sometimes called Khamkura as are Kham languages, which can have a general meaning of local non-Nepali dialect. (Watters 2002). Traditional religion, Buddhist.

    Chantyal is spoken in Nepal, South Asia.